BITS Pilani - Overseas Student Doctoral Programme

Note that the fellowship is in Indian Rupees.

The link for the faculty position application is in the link below.:



India Science and Research Fellowship (ISRF) Programme

Key features: Up to 80 fellowships (10 per country) will be awarded annually under this scheme.

Monthly sustenance allowance and one-time contingency grant Return airfare.

Visiting Fellowship: for durations of 3 to 6 months.


For more details about the eligibility and application procedure, please visit:



OWSD PhD Fellowships

Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) offers Fellowship to women scientists from science- and technology-lagging countries (STLCs) to undertake PhD research in the natural, engineering and information technology sciences at a host institute in another developing country in the Global South.

The general purpose of the fellowship programme is to contribute to the emergence of a new generation of women leaders in science and technology, and to promote their effective participation in the scientific and technological development of their countries.

Candidates can choose between two study schemes:

  1. a full-time fellowship (maximum 4 years funding), where the research is undertaken entirely at a host institute in another developing country in the South.
  2. a sandwich fellowship, where the candidate must be a registered PhD student in her home country and undertakes part of her studies at a host institute in another developing country.

Deadline for application – 19th April 2022

For more details, visit https://owsd.net/career-development/phd-fellowship


TWAS Fellowships for Research and Advanced Training

TWAS Fellowships for Research and Advanced Training are awarded to enhance the research capacity of promising scientists, especially those at the beginning of their research career, helping them to foster links for further collaboration.

This provides the opportunity for young scientists in developing countries to spend 3 to 12 months at a research institution in a developing country other than their own.

Applicants should be:

  1. Having at least an MSc or equivalent degree
  2. Working in any area of natural sciences
  3. Citizens of a developing country
  4. Employed by a research institution in a developing country

Deadline for application – 01st October 2021

For more details, visit https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-fellowships-research-and-advanced-training


IPBES Fellowship Programme

The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is offering the opportunity for outstanding early-career individuals from all backgrounds and disciplines working on biodiversity and ecosystem services to participate in IPBES assessments (Nexus assessment and Transformative change assessment).

Applicants should be:

  1. In their early stages of the careers being not older than 35 years of age.
  2. Preferably not more than 5-7 years after having completed their academic degree.
  3. Have expertise in one or more disciplines within natural science, social science, or humanities, represent or have expertise in indigenous and local knowledge systems, and/or policy experts and practitioners.
  4. Able to make a time commitment of 15% of their time over the assessment period

Closing date for applications – 20th September 2021

For more details, visit https://ipbes.net/ipbes-fellowship-programme